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|Title:||Time Variability of Circinus X-1|
|Authors:||Hayes, Frank Christopher|
|Advisor:||Sutherland, Peter G.|
|Abstract:||<p>The current interest in the X-ray source Circinus X-1 stems from its similarity to Cygnus X-1, the prime black hole candidate. In this thesis Circinus X-1 will be examined in terms of time variability from data obtained by the first High Energy Astronomy Observatory (HEAO-1) during August 1977. The study involves the determination of time averaged characteristics in the form of statistical moments, hardness ratios, and correlation functions. Also included is a brief history of X-ray astronomy, the energetics of X-ray emission from compact stellar objects, followed by a description of the HEAO-1 satellite and a review of previous work on Circinus X-1 and Cygnus X-1.</p>|
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